SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -- The police dog that was bitten by a pit bull earlier this week is recovering at home.
Laslo received six staples in his rear leg after he was attacked by a pit bull on Tuesday night according to authorities. It is unknown when the K9 will return to work.
Spokane Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Thurman and Laslo responded around 6:00 p.m. near Barker and Appleway in the Spokane Valley to a domestic violence call and burglary in progress.
The pill bull viciously bit Laslo’s rear leg as the deputy tried to get the police dog back in his patrol car, said Deptuy Thurman. Thurman then shot the pit bull twice, killing the dog according to authorities. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy made the right call.
Charity Federer, the pit bulls owner, watched her 11-year-old dog get killed right before her eyes.
“I'm like, ‘don't shoot him, don't shoot him’..and just as I pulled my hand back, the officer shot him again,” said Federer. "That dog would never hurt anybody."
Shawn Amburn, 27, was later arrested for obstruction. Meanwhile, a man named Adam Jones made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon on charges of obstruction and resisting arrest.
Deputies were still searching for 22-year-old Jhonathan Hunnel as of Wednesday morning.